Cucumber and zucinni waiting for the slaughter.
Wild blackberries growing amont the not quite Day Lillies.
Peas doing their thing.
I am begining to detest these berries.
Washout! This is a dark plant as you can see in other pictures.
Another kind of pea.
Icelandic Poppy outshines the Xylene
Ol Debil Zucinni at work.
The wiley Cucumber.
Waves of Corn.
Snapping dragons in the garden!
That dark plant in the center is the washout earlier.
Such a pretty garden.
Two varieties of small Astilbe.
Late blooming red astilbe
More of same.
These Arunculus were expected to be the same size as the Astilbe.
The east end of the Astilbe row.
Lenten Rose and something else in front of the Stilbe row.
Honeysuckle on the East wall.
The Astilbe bed.
The Inner Sanctum of the Astilbe bed.
View from the other end.
The Not Day Lilly bed after triumphing over Calendula.
Lady Fern escaping from the Old Tomato House.
Inside the Old Tomato House--the Not Day Lilly expanding its territory.
Not Day Lilly duking it out with the Lady Fern. I am betting on the Lady Fern--the fodder of Dinosaurs.
Probable Ceder Wax Wing.
Cosmos, with flash
Cosmos, without flash
Spider Dahlia, without flash
All the waves of corn. At high zoom, you can see the ears in the first wave.
Marigolds protecting the corn.
Long stem Pansy?
Some kind of Veronica
Some are actually sweet
Sweet Williams in speckled sunshine.
Sweet William in shade, and no flash.
First Tomato--later sliced thin and included in a salad.
My honey suckle in the wild.
A crow chick--the parent having flown just moments before.
Gold and Green in what some would classify as the front lawn.
The front carpet of moss and other stuff, life size. Its orchard grass--see, cherry tree in the center, plum tree far left, and a huge apple tree behind the cherry. Three trees make an orchard, hence the grass is orchard grass!
Gold and green--easiest combination in the world to acquire.
You think I am going to be able to mow under this tree without serious loss of fruit?
It is a multi-colored plum tree.
If you look real hard, you will find the filberts in the hazel tree. Just a little above center, and left of center.
The filbert orchard (6 trees) and Peter the Cat. Peter moved.
A 7 to 10 Year bramble meets its nemesis.
The 7-to-10 year bramble after an extended discussion with its nemesis this morning.
The burl of the 7-10 year-old bramble.
The two 5-6 year-old clones of the 7-10 year-old bramble
Tomatoes on the vine in the tomato clouche
There they are, hiding way down at the bottom.
Peek a boo. I see you! The previous tomatoes under the bright lights of a flash.
First in a Parade of Snapping Dragons- beasts in delicate shates of yellow, orange, and purple.
A dragon in deep velvet reds.
Yellows with a blush of orange, and a violet dragon.
Last, a Pink dragon.
Corn, at an Elephant's eye, and just the 1st of August.
4, count them, 4 Zuccinni plants for 2 people?!
And, in the wings, a peach quietly develops.
Spiders, Spiders, every where.
A softer, kinder spider.
High Bush Cranberries at their most bitter.
Delicatta Squash hiding.
Bright Lites Chard in a flash washout.
The secondary heads on a Broccoli plant.
Mint ready for harvest.
Plums on the Wild Plum tree seen in bloom in the Bumalakawii album. There is a squirrel in there someplace.
Those Peppers at the end will turn red.
Fried Green Tomatoes coming up. There is a story in there somewhere.
Cherry tomatoes developing.
4 Tons of Alfalfa--Three years of mulch. It smells so go in there.
Eye-level (from the south-facing balcony) Butterfly Bush.
About two thirds of the Butterfly Bush.
Lobelia, on balcony
Coriander and Dill in Balcony pots.
Sweet Basil in other Balcony pots
Such wonderful bounty; and we only eat two, or maybe three per day.
I see a dreadful future for these beauties--something with boiling water and flashing knives.
Probably the only filbert we will see intact.
It is really greenish, but the flash messes the color.
A really, really tall thistle--Cardoon.
A still green peach--but close to full size.
Still very bitter fruit--High Bush Cranberry
Dhalias going gang busters.
The mature garden
The rose and asparagus beds
The Rose of Sharon blooms!
Just past the Ides of August.
The first blush on the peppers.
The Asters have appeared, also.
A pumpkin hiding under the vines.
By weight, the garden's biggest crop.
Another kind of squash?
Yellow veined Chard
The Rose of Sharon does have a peek-a-boo view of the sun.
The coral rose again. Always gorgeous.
If the last one was coral, this one must then be pink?
The first color, but fuzzy.
These are thumb-sized berries, but thornless.
Curly Cale, or perhaps, Kurly Kale
Small, red, Zinnias
Small yellow and orange zinnias
Remember this one? Time to pick!
And how--ants were already burrowing into the backside.
A small zinnia on the balcony.
You specify the color.
After the spring and early summer
More bush beans
are harvested, the empty beds are planted with
Even more bush beans
to prevent weed growth, fix nitrogen in the soil,
Yet another row of bush beans.
and add bulk to the compost heaps. We can't eat them all, so Ann must steel herself and toss the whole plant, fruit and all into the compost heap.
The winter crop of radiccio is starting.
The figs are getting ripe
Aster--too red to be periwinkle?
This is a collard. By November, there will be a huge head down there.
Three collard plants--will keep us in salad greens when the lettus dies.
Peaches nearing ripeness
These peaches know how to hide in the tall grasses.
There is a cobbler somewhere in there. This is the tree with the sun-rotted trunk, which finally fell over, but without breaking the pipes to the roots. Now the lower branches hold the top upright--who knows for how long.
That first peach we saw some days ago. Destined for breakfast.
Now its food.
Hot pink Aster.
Which is a problem for me--I see that aster as hot pink, but I see the Silene as magenta. So, either the camera/video monitor is not really capabable of 16 million colors, or I'm suffering from the usual male inability to distinguish between close shades of color. Then there is the third error, Silene is really hot pink.
These salal berries can make a tasty jam--but only use cinnamon to spice it up.
You can't beat the intense blue of lobelia.
Blue and gold.
Peaches! And there are as many more!
Somehow, Ann treasures this little yellow flower.
Gotta show the staple some of the time!
Bad zuchinni. Bad,bad.BAD! zuchinni.
Huge zuchinni fruit in herse.
Huge zuchinni in final resting place--the compost heap.